Today's News


    The grand jury met June 14 and returned indictments against 30 people.
    The indictment of a person by a grand jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
    Those indicted were:
    • Kevin Duane Havens, 56, five counts of possession or viewing of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.
    • David Benjamin Tucker, 63, possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

  • Heroin problem continues to worsen in Grant Co., NKY

    Shari Reed awakened to the sound of someone violently knocking at her door at about 1:30 a.m. one day in April 2016. The Williamstown resident wondered who would be knocking so loudly, and at such a late hour. After answering, she opened the door to find a police officer, her oldest son and her mother standing in the entranceway with somber faces.

    She knew immediately that something was wrong.
    “You need to sit down,” her oldest son told her. “Matt is gone.”

  • Former Corinth fire chief ‘Red’ Smith dies at age 54

    Most people run away from a burning building, but a select few run into them. Former Corinth Fire Chief Robert “Red” Howard Smith of Georgetown, who died on June 6, was one of those people.

    Robert was an imposing figure, standing at about 6’3’’ and weighing more than 300 pounds. When a door needed to be kicked down and a life needed saving, he was never far away, as public service was central to his personality, according to his brother James Smith.

  • Dana Corp., UAW union approve new contract

    Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) union approved a contract agreement reached with Dana Corporation leadership last week that will ensure the current healthcare benefits of union employees.
    Union leader Troy Lawrence said 80 percent of the union’s 365 Dana employees approved the contract, which went into effect after the former contract expired at the end of May. The contract secures the continuation of the union employees’ current benefits, chiefly preventing rising premium costs, as well as offering a lump sum bonus.

  • Grant County Church of Christ VBS
  • Beech trees are worthy of attention

    “If the word noble had to be applied to only one kind of tree, the honor would probably go to the Beech.”- James Crockett
    I must agree with Mr. Crockett’s sentiment.  The Beech remains one of my favorite trees.  They make great shade trees with a low canopy, often touching the ground.  Beeches are stately trees that can be easily identified in the fall because of their golden color; and in the winter because the leaves have a tendency to remain attached to the tree. The smooth, elephant-like bark of beeches is a plus in any season.

  • Father’s Day is more special this year

    The past few five months I have been terrified.
    Most nights would be filled with restless sleep and recurring nightmares.

    In February, my dad was diagnosed with follicular lymphoma.
    When my mom told my brother and I over the phone that he had cancer I could barely utter a word.
    Although in shock, I asked all the obvious questions.

    What happens next?
    How bad is it?
    Will they be able to get rid of it?

  • Ode to Psalm 91

    “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
    I found an artist on the Etsy website who hand paints scripture verses, white lettering on rustic gray paper.
    Earlier this year, during a particularly rough time in our lives, my husband and I went to see a pastor, and at the end of our meeting, the pastor gave us a prescription: Read Psalm 91 together daily.


     Church of Christ
    • Minister Gene Kearns.
    • Sunday school from 10 to 10:45 a.m.; worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-824-6470.

    Bethany Baptist
    • Sunday school at 10 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and evening worship at 7 p.m.
    • Pastor - Donald Joe Kannady. For more information, call 859-391-5993.

    Bible Believers Baptist


    (Editor’s Note: The Grant County News publishes all items in police beat that are submitted from each individual police agency. The News does not omit names from police reports.)

    Officer David Osborne executed multiple warrants for Logen Abney, 20, of Dry Ridge, for theft by unlawful taking or disposition contents from vehicle under $500, fraudulent use of credit card under $500 within a six-month period and contempt of court libel/slander resistance order, at 2:30 p.m. May 29 on Broadway Street. Abney was lodged at the Grant County Detention Center.